Currently on the Needles
Call me crazy but I've cast on a new project. I know, I know, I have that cowl, that sweater and the never ending scrap sock blanket. However, I was sitting and thinking-I do that at times-about some lacy shawl knitting. I'm hopefully going to have a finished shawl for my daughter to wear at her wedding even though she says it's okay to not have one.
The project page is here. I have high hopes of having it completed in two weeks for her bridal shower but the realist in me knows I'll be wrapping up an unfinished shawl. That's okay, I learned from my mom that "in progress" presents are just as sweet.
The yarn is a blend of kid mohair and merino which my daughter picked out while we were at a fiber festival last year. This is my first time knitting with kid mohair and so far I'm getting used to the "halo" of the yarn. I guess my first love is silk blends.
On my reading progress, I've finished Persuasion! I cannot read classics right before bed, I fall asleep and my attention is wavering while reading. I did enjoy the novel and the tidy romantic ending that Austen is famous for. In my photo is my latest issue of Taproot. Thoroughly savoring these pages.
What are you knitting and reading this week?
Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams